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To come off in layers or flakes, as old paint or sunburned skin
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  1. To come off in layers or flakes, as old paint or sunburned skin
  2. To strip or cut away the skin, rind, or bark from; pare.
  3. To come off in thin strips or pieces, as bark, skin, or paint:
To deprive of top growth or a top layer:
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  1. To deprive of top growth or a top layer:
  2. (Informal) To scalp bonds, tickets, etc.
  3. To cut or tear the scalp from.
To censure strongly; denounce:
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  1. To censure strongly; denounce:
  2. To criticize (something) harshly:
  3. To strip, scratch, or rub off the skin of; flay, abrade, chafe, etc.
To express disapproval of (something done or said); censure
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  1. To express disapproval of (something done or said); censure
  2. (Obs.) To convince or convict
  3. To speak to in disapproval; rebuke
To punish or rebuke severely, esp. by harsh public criticism
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  1. To punish or rebuke severely, esp. by harsh public criticism
  2. To punish or rebuke severely.
To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
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  1. To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
  2. (Obs.) To force back
  3. To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example):
To cause blisters to form on
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  1. To cause blisters to form on
  2. To break out in or as if in blisters.
  3. To lash with words
To defeat soundly in a fight, contest, etc.
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  1. To defeat soundly in a fight, contest, etc.
  2. To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
  3. To beat the ground; stamp.
To censure strongly; denounce:
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  1. To censure strongly; denounce:
  2. To criticize (something) harshly:
  3. To tear, scrape, or wear off the skin.
To drive or goad; sting:
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  1. To drive or goad; sting:
  2. To swing or move quickly or angrily; switch
  3. To move quickly or violently; switch
To frighten
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  1. To frighten
  2. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
  3. (Botany) To slit or soften the outer coat of seeds in order to speed germination.
To wither; sear
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  1. To wither; sear
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To injure
  3. To harm or injure, especially by fire.
To destroy (land and buildings) by fire or military action so as to leave nothing salvageable to an enemy army.
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  1. To destroy (land and buildings) by fire or military action so as to leave nothing salvageable to an enemy army.
  2. To become scorched or singed.
  3. To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
To record or add (points) to one's score
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  1. To record or add (points) to one's score
  2. (Sports & Games) To achieve or gain in a game or contest:
  3. (Music, Dancing) To orchestrate, arrange, or write out in a score
To punish, chastise, or afflict severely
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  1. To punish, chastise, or afflict severely
  2. To afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage.
  3. To whip or flog
To subject to a legal obligation, such as a fine or court order:
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  1. To subject to a legal obligation, such as a fine or court order:
  2. To impose (a legal obligation) on someone:
  3. To impose (a fine, etc.) on a person, business, etc.
To move through or penetrate something quickly and precisely
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  1. To move through or penetrate something quickly and precisely
  2. To whip viciously; lash; scourge
  3. (Sports) To hit or propel (a ball, for instance) forcefully in a straight line.
To be or become very hot
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  1. To be or become very hot
  2. (Metallurgy) To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting.
  3. To cook (something) with little or no moisture, as in an oven, over an open fire, or in hot embers
To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
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  1. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
  2. (Slang) To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down.
  3. (Card games) To defeat by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
Find another word for flay. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for flay, like: peel, scalp, excoriate, reprove, castigate, rebuke, skin, censure, blister, drub and excoriate.